In case you didn’t know, NASA is serious about saving the Earth and has shown as much with their initiatives in green aviation. And all that hard work could save national airlines billions. NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, beginning in 2009 and finishing up last year, could see a quarter of a trillion dollars in savings over a 25 year period for popular air carriers.
— NASA (@NASA) January 4, 2016
“If these technologies start finding their way into the airline fleet, our computer models show the economic impact could amount to $255 billion in operational savings between 2025 and 2050,” said Jaiwon Shin, NASA’s associate administrator for aeronautics research. Read the rest of NASA’s accomplishments with the program here.